Halo Series News


Halo 5: Guardians kicks off February season with matchmaking hotfix

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 01, 2016 9:33am PST

Halo 5: Guardians is ready to move forward with the new month of the competitive Arena season, but 343 is making a minor fix to its matchmaking first.


Killer Instinct teases a Halo character for Season 3

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 30, 2016 10:34pm PST

Master Chief may be good at finishing fights, but it's looking like the Arbiter is about to start a whole new one.


Halo 5: Guardians opens up Infinity's Armory today

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 26, 2016 9:41am PST

The latest update for Halo 5: Guardians has arrived, introducing two new maps and some familiar-looking weaponry.


Halo 5 eSports invitational will debut at ESPN's X Games this month

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 21, 2016 11:20am PST

ESPN is getting serious about its eSports, so much so that it is now opening up a section of this year's X Games to a Halo 5: Guardians team invitational.


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Raid Infinity's Armory With The Latest Halo 5: Guardians Update

By Brittany Vincent, Jan 21, 2016 6:10am PST

Stylin' and profilin', Spartan style. 


Halo 5: Guardians gets Forge Mode, new maps, and more this week

By Daniel Perez, Dec 14, 2015 9:42am PST

A free contnet update, called Cartographer's Gift, will be released this week that offers a ton of new content, including the long-awaited return of Forge Mode.


Halo 5: Guardians players can now create 3D figures of their in-game Spartans

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 24, 2015 12:05pm PST

Sandboxr is no stranger to offering 3D prints of in-game characters, but now it is joining forces with one of the biggest gaming franchises in the world, allowing users to create 3D figures of their in-game characters from Halo 5: Spartans.


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The road to the Halo World Championship kicks off on December 6

By Daniel Perez, Nov 19, 2015 8:24am PST

With a $1.7 million prize pool that continues to grow, this is one eSports event you're not going to want to miss.


Halo 5: Guardians begins the 'Battle of Shadow and Light' today

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 18, 2015 10:05am PST

Arena battles have gotten slightly bigger with today's 'Battle of Shadow and Light' update for Halo 5: Guardians, which introduces 8v8 Big Team Battles.


Shack Reels: Unboxing the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector's Edition

By Shack Staff, Oct 27, 2015 4:15pm PDT

Halo 5: Guardians arrives today, but there's more than the standard edition out in stores right now. Join Shacknews Showcase's Andrew Zucosky as he unboxes the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector's Edition.


Halo 5: Guardians Review: The New Master

By Steve Watts, Oct 27, 2015 9:25am PDT

Halo 5: Guardians isn't 343's first Halo game, but it's the first that really makes the series their own. Smart improvements renew confidence in the franchise's future. Our review.


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Halo: Evolving to Guardians

By Shack Staff, Oct 26, 2015 1:00pm PDT

Halo has gone from an FPS experiment to a Microsoft juggernaut and the lynchpin of its console business. As multiplayer has continued to develop, though, it's lost some of its status to multiplatform competitors. In this Shacknews Select, we take a look at where Halo has bee...


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Halo 5: Guardians has 'plenty of chance' to appear on PC

By Daniel Perez, Oct 23, 2015 8:02am PDT

343 Industries franchise director Frank O'Connor has come out to say Halo 5: Guardians has 'plenty of chance' to make its way to PC.


"Cool! Thanks for letting everyone know! I just put it in my Calendar of Caring. "

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Shack Reels: Halo 5: Guardians 'Blue Team' gameplay on Legendary difficulty

By Shack Staff, Oct 20, 2015 2:00pm PDT

We play through the Blue Team chapter of Halo 5: Guardians on Legendary difficulty.


Shack Reels: Halo 5: Guardians 'Osiris' gameplay on Legendary difficulty

By Shack Staff, Oct 20, 2015 1:50pm PDT

We play through the Osiris chapter of Halo 5: Guardians on Legendary difficulty.